showed perfectly on the Mac's desktop. And I've tried another CD
drive, with the same results... I recall that the OS 8 CD was
bootable, but for some strange reason it won't boot on this G3... (if
On May 5, 9:21 pm, Clark Martin <cm...@sonic.net
> On 5/5/10 1:18 AM, Manuel Marques wrote:
> > I managed to narrow the problem to the CD I was using... I had a 8.1
> > and a 9 bootable disks and neither one would boot the PowerMac. But
> > then I tried a Panther CD (which, of course, does not support this
> > model). It booted right up, until it generated a kernel panic (it
> > couldn't find the cpu type based on the model reference). I eventually
> > got another OS 9 CD which worked perfectly :P.
> > Oh well, at least I got to know the innards of the machine, which is
> > really well designed, by the way! :)
> You might want to clean the CD-ROM drive and the CDs. One or both might
> be dirty enough that just certain combos will still work.
> Clark Martin
> Redwood City, CA, USA
> Macintosh / Internet Consulting
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